Sussex launches first Helena Normanton International Postdoctoral Fellowships
Sussex has just launched the first Helena Normanton International Postdoctoral Fellowships, named after the first woman to practise at the Bar in England, the first woman to lead the prosecution in a murder trial, the first woman to conduct a trial in America, and the first married British woman to be issued a passport in her maiden name. Significantly for Sussex, she was also the first person to leave a legacy in her will to the University, in 1957.
The new, fully funded, two-year Fellowships aim to bring the most promising researchers in areas in which Sussex is a world leader.
The fellowships are intended for emerging, world-leading, independent researchers specialising in strategic priority research areas for Sussex. Priority research areas for the 2017 competition are Quantum Technology and International Development.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor Michael Davies, said: “These two new Fellowships, designed to recruit some of the world's most promising researchers, are an exciting development enabling Sussex to further enhance our existing concentrations of world class research strength."
International Development at Sussex was ranked no.1 in Europe in the 2016 QS World University Rankings, second only to Harvard globally. Research and teaching in International Development draws on interdisciplinary expertise from across the campus, foremost in the School of Global Studies and the Schools of Education and Social Work; Business, Management and Economics; History, Art History and Philosophy; Media, Film and Music; and in Brighton and Sussex Medical School.
Based in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies is part of a recently expanded group of leading researchers in the broad Quantum Technology field. Its work is focused on the development and exploitation of pioneering quantum technologies. The Centre hosts ten research groups covering a broad spectrum of quantum technologies in both experimental and theoretical areas. It features numerous state-of-the-art quantum technology laboratories and infrastructure, providing a high-quality environment for research and training.